Social Media

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

In A World Consumed By Technology, We Must Have The Power To Switch Off

Chris Wright | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Wright

Technology may have taken over our lives, but we need to stay in control. It keeps us connected to the world, allowing us to share our opinions with millions and watch the latest shows. But we must have the power to put the smartphones down and walk away.

On Social Media? Would It Kill Ya To Assume The Best?

Toni Hargis | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK
Toni Hargis

Not only does he incorrectly assume that she was "paying no mind" to the carnage, he has no idea what might have transpired only seconds before or after. As the photographer later revealed, the poor woman was visibly horrified and behaving exactly the same as many other people on the bridge.

Spoiling Mum This Mother's Day? You'll Be Surprised What Gifts Come Out On Top

Jon Lord | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Lord

Mothering Sunday is steeped in history, marking the first Sunday in the lead-up to Easter and the day when Christians traditionally visited their 'mother church'. These days, Mother's Day is one of the most important dates in our cultural and social calendars: a day for the family to congregate and celebrate our amazing mums.

Tory MP Philip Davies: I Have 16,000 Twitter Followers, All Of Whom Hate Me

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK

A Tory MP has revealed that joining Twitter was “one of the worst things I did in my life”. Philip Davies complained in a Parliamentary debate on ...

How To Spot Fake News

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Fake news is everywhere - or so we're told. It's not always easy to spot since it looks pretty much like the real thing. And the real thing, well......

How Millennials And Social Media Changed The World

Shaz Memon | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech
Shaz Memon

Born between the early 80s and early 2000s, millennials live life online. Also known as Generation Y or Generation Me, this is a group that has become defined by the digital world and has prompted the huge cultural shift towards capturing every moment on camera phones, in tweets and Snapchats for the rest of the world to see.

My Dad. My Hero

Danni Tresadern | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Danni Tresadern

Over the past four years we've watched how the dementia has really started to affect him. He is still Dad and in my mind he always will be. No illness is going to take that away from me. We take each day as it comes. We adapt and we cherish the moments, and the memories of good days.

Breaking The Algorithm

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Search engines can seem like magic. You have a question; the Internet has the answer. But not all search results are equal. Everything from your location to previous searches and your social media habits builds a little content bubble. A personalised corner of the World Wide Web has been curated just for you.

Window To The Soul

Caragh Little | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So, somewhere in Australia, there's a bird staring at its own reflection in a window.

Burgeoning Chinese Social Media Landscape Opens New Revenue Streams For Sport Stars

Rebecca Hopkins | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Hopkins

The Chinese in-territory hunger for content from sports stars is vast, however only a handful of international sports personalities have, so far, embraced this potential. The combined elements of market size and a more relaxed approached to brand promotion and advertising, the revenue streams that can be generated are set to be big.

Helping Children Navigate The World Wide Web

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The invention of the internet by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 ushered an era of social media that revolutionised communications and information gathering in the world. With a click of a button or a touch of a screen one can roam around the world and connect with people, all in the palm of their hands

Why You Shouldn't Envy #CoupleGoals

Rebecca Peel | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Peel

You can't judge a relationship by one cheesy picture. Instead of getting caught up in "couple goals", we need a dose of reality. News flash, it's not going to be baths full of roses and dancing in the back garden with the hose pipe on every evening (who even wants to do that??).

The New Stranger Danger: How To Stay Safe Online In The Age Of Cyber Crime

Philip Ellis | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

From an early age, we're taught not to take candy from strangers. Our parents drill a suspicion of the unknown into us, arming us with the tools to keep ourselves safe. But when it comes to the online world, grown adults who should know better throw caution to the wind, handing over all kinds of intimate data in exchange for use of a free app or wifi network.

Owen Jones Has Become The Latest To Quit 'Completely And Utterly Depressing' Social Media

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK

Owen Jones has said he is quitting social media because it is “completely and utterly depressing”. The journalist revealed he has been sent tortur...

The Future Winners And Losers Of Online Video

Dror Ginzberg | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dror Ginzberg

I'll start with the obvious. Video is huge, it's everywhere, it's on the path to completely dominate communications with audiences. If you're a publisher or media company not already heavily invested in video, and more specifically, social video, or have no such serious intentions, you're going to stay out of the game.

Daughter Launches Selfie Challenge After Witnessing Father's Dementia Battle

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has launched a feel-good selfie challenge after watching her beloved father’s battle with Parkinson’s and dementia. Danni Tresadern, 31, f...

Love Your Curves?

Gemma Commane | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Gemma Commane

The models were not duped or forced to be depicted as skinny, nor are young women mindless consumers. We can and should express concern for things we see in the media or consumer culture, but if we look at how women's bodies are always up for public scrutiny, then what does that say about culture, about patriarchy, about privilege?

Why We Should Be Wary Of The Panic Around Fake News

Dr Paul Elmer | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Dr Paul Elmer

The current fuss plays straight into the hands of politicians who may claim to be targeting fake news, but act in ways that restrict legitimate free reporting, and deny its proper democratic function. That would leave us all the poorer. Even as a former journalist and government PR man, even as a fed up, but occasionally entertained reader, I'll put up with a bit of fake news. It's a free country, and I'd like it to stay that way.

This Comedian Combats Whining Men On International Women's Day In Brutal Fashion

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK

One comedian has nailed the best way to hit back at righteous men using International Women’s Day to complain their own struggles are not recognised...

Social Media Is Making Us Ungrateful And Skewing Our Perspective

Momena Ibrahim | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Momena Ibrahim

A recent report by the University of Copenhagen unveiled that excessive use and lurking on social media creates envy and also makes us miserable. But why is this so important?

The Dark Side Of The Digital Age

Laura Bell | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Laura Bell

As this was an observational study, the researchers are unable to state the exact cause for this result: "We do not yet know which came first - the social media use or the perceived social isolation," says senior author Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D., professor of paediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh.

9 Times The Dislike Button Would Be Perfect On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

We know that Facebook have told us time and time again, that we won’t be getting a dislike button on their platform, mainly because they’re worrie...

So What Do You Do?

Emma Williamson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Williamson

Do I tell them how, every morning I get up, get ready, wake my partner and four children up and try and nag them out of bed to go to work/school, whilst making breakfast, emptying the dishwasher and respond to half a dozen of email before 8am?

Social Media May Be Making You Feel More Lonely

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Social media sites designed to help people connect are actually causing them to feel more alone, say psychologists. The more time young adults spend o...